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Coaching Staff

Sami Jo Cotton-Black
Assistant Women's Coach

Sami Jo Cotton-Black joined the Southeastern Oklahoma State women’s basketball coaching staff in 2006 after wrapping up her playing career for SE at the end of the 2005-06 season.

In her time as an assistant SE tallied a 146-107 mark and helped the Savage Storm to a trio of 20-win seasons, doing so in the 2008-09, 2010-11 and 2014-15 season, as well as two trips to the NCAA South Central Region Tournament.

Over her tenure as an assistant SE teams have had 20 all-conference honorees, including six first team selections and five second team.

In addition to assisting to head coach Darin Grover’s 2015 Great American Conference Coach of the Year honor, she has coached Lone Star Conference North Division Newcomer of the year Destiny Brown who would also go on to earn All-South Central Region honors.

SE teams have also been solid in the classroom where women’s basketball ranks near the top of the team GPA standings among SE’s programs and has placed 25 players on the All-Academic teams between the LSC and the GAC.

The Storm have been a force on its home court in her time on staff where they have compiled an 83-33 record between Bloomer Sullivan Gym and Bloomer Sullivan Arena which is winning at a 71.6 percent clip, with four seasons of 10 or more home wins and just one in which they finished under .500 with a 6-7 record.

Before becoming an assistant she played her final year of eligibility for Southeastern after transferring from Southeastern Missouri State.

Cotton-Black led the team in scoring her senior season at 13.7 per game as well as rebounding at 5.7 per contest. She earned second team LSC-North Division honors for the season.

Prior to SE, she spent one season at Southeastern Missouri State where she was the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year after starting all 27 games and leading the team in scoring.

She began her collegiate career playing for Grover at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M where she was a two-time all-region selection, the team MVP in 2003 and an NJCAA Academic All-American.

She is married to Jordan Black and the couple have two children, Bayler and Hesston.

A native of Crowder, Okla., Cotton-Black received her degree from Southeastern in 2005 and added a master’s degree in 2007.

Ryan Quinn
Assistant Men's Coach

Ryan Quinn joined the Southeastern men's basketball program as an assistant coach in the summer of 2013.

He joins the Savage Storm after spending two seasons at Seminole State where he started as an assistant coach before taking on an interim head coach title for his second season.  In his capacity as head coach, Quinn guided the squad to an improved record from the season before.

Prior to Seminole State he spent two seasons as a graduate assistant for Central Oklahoma, helping those teams win the Lone Star Conference-North division both season, as well as the 2011 postseason tournament.  That 2011 squad also advanced to the NCAA tournament before being knocked out in the regional finals.

Quinn got his start as a student assistant at The University of Oklahoma where he served in his student capacity from 2003-08, working under head coaches Kelvin Sampson and Jeff Capel.

The native of Chicago, Ill., received his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma, and a master’s from Central Oklahoma.

Ray Byrns
Graduate Assistant

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